Two Works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres

February 12, 2015 - June 21, 2015


The theme of travel runs throughout the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban–born, American artist who immigrated, via Puerto Rico, to the United States in 1979. In conjunction with Colby College’s 2014–15 Humanities Theme of “Migrations,” the Colby Museum is presenting two of Gonzalez-Torres’s stack pieces, works composed of printed sheets of paper that visitors may keep, display, or give to others. In the two-part piece “Untitled”, 1989/1990, one stack of papers features the sentence “Somewhere better than this place.”, while the other reads, “Nowhere better than this place.” In “Untitled” 1992/1993, the sheets of paper are printed with a black-and-white image of a bird in the sky based on a photograph by the artist. Public programs associated with the presentation of these works will include a Noontime Art Talk.

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Banner Image: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled”, 1989/1990. Print on paper, endless copies, 26 in. at ideal height x 29 x 56 in. overall. Two parts: 26 in. at ideal height x 29 x 23 in. (original paper size) each. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation; Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York